Our Partnership with Too Good To Go
We believe we have a responsibility to minimise our contribution to landfill and look for any opportunity to reduce our food waste. In 2018 we started our partnership with Too Good To Go to help fight food waste. 100% of PAUL UK stores are now partnered with the eco warriors and rescue approximately 50,000 meals annually.
Action Against Hunger
Our teams were thrilled to be a part of the Love Food Give Food campaign in September and October this year. Our 2 London based Restaurants have extended the campaign to run through until the end of December. All proceeds go towards helping Action Against Hunger to provide the nutrition treatment needed to save the lives of hundreds of seriously malnourished children.
Reducing Plastic Use & Recycling
We’re committed to reducing single use plastic across all our stores and continue to seek more sustainable packaging solutions. We removed all plastic straws in 2018, and have replaced plastic cutlery with FSC eco-friendly wooden cutlery for our customers. PAUL uses packaging on its products that is recyclable, biodegrade-able or compostable and paper sandwich bags replacing plastic sandwich bags in 95% of our stores. We are also partnering with First Mile to increase our store recycling program, which includes the collection of coffee waste, which is then processed into alternative fuels with Bio-Bean. Keep an eye out for our coffee cup recycling bins for customers, which will launch across various stores early 2020.
As part of our plan to reduce plastic, we offer re-useable PAUL KeepCups for customers to purchase in-stores. The great buzz around this, is that 50p from the sale of each PAUL re-useable cup goes towards BugLife – a charity devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates such as Bees and other pollinating insects across the UK. We also offer our customers a 50p discount on all take away hot drinks when they bring their own re-usable cups as a thank you for helping us to reduce our plastic waste. Did you know, we're saving over 10,000 coffee cups every month from going to landfill with this scheme?